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A Parent's Guide to Their Child's Future

Get the inside scoop on all things college with Paige – Mom and College Planning Expert.

“As both a college planning professional and a mom of a high schooler who is just about to take the plunge into the collegiate pool, I love and can appreciate the personalized approach we take with each client. We don’t believe in a perfect school solution. It’s not that there’s a “perfect” school out there for your child, but instead we like to find a perfect fit in a great program for each teen. The right fit starts the student off on the right foot, and I love helping families and teens find that fit.”

-Paige Chapman-Layland

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Now that the D1 dead period is scheduled to conclude on June 1st, potential student-athletes everywhere wonder… what’s next? If you think you might want to play in college, let’s talk! IN College Planning works with student-athletes each year as they make plans to compete in college, typically in the NCAA. While we can’t tell you if you throw hard enough or swim fast enough to be competitive, we can help you find a school that supports both your academic and athletic interests. How do we do it? We work with student-athletes like we do with any other teen, we…
When I applied to college a millennium ago, it was impressive that I had 3 (woo, a big 3!) schools on my list the summer before senior year. I got some advice from teachers and my beloved guidance counselor the…
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To kick off this week of St. Patrick’s Day, let’s talk about luck. Is luck a factor in college admissions? NO WAY! Year after year, here at IN, we see great success, no luck needed, for our clients who do…
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The Wall Street Journal’s Melissa Korn shares some sobering news about wait lists at American colleges and universities for the Class of ’21. Here at IN, we knew this year would look different, and that deferments would be up. Check…
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As easy as it is for me to shout out the virtues of IN’s Writing Center, (as the Director, I’m pretty biased), I thought it might be nice to share some feedback from some of the clients who work with…
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It’s the most important essay of your high schooler’s life–the college essay… and it can make or break your teen’s college applications. No pressure or anything. Right? That’s what we thought. This time is really stressful for your teen. They’re…
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Part 3So, we’ve already talked about what career development is. Let’s get back to talking about why career development is important, aka, my favorite part! Honestly, there are a lot of reasons why career development is important. The key reason…
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Part 2So, last time we talked about what career development is. Now I want to talk about the things you should consider while you’re exploring. The first thing you want to take into consideration is who you are. After that,…
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Lucky us! IN College Planning Advisor Alecea Howell shares her thoughts about the importance of career development in the college planning process. Interested in working with amazing Alecea, or one of our other incredible advisors on your own career plan?…
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Anyone remember Ramona Quimby, star of Beverly Cleary’s Ramona books? A favorite of mine as an early reader, it was fun to share her effervescence with my own kids when they were young. We especially loved her first day in…
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